• You’ve Probably Never Seen A Bridesmaid Dress Like Mary-Kate Olsen’s
  • Video Shows ‘Heroic’ Starbucks Customer Taking Down Armed Robber With Metal Chair
  • Why is China reinforcing its border with North Korea?
  • Rising political star in China under investigation as Xi tightens grip
  • Republican senators poised to vote today on health care. What you need to know

You’ve Probably Never Seen A Bridesmaid Dress Like Mary-Kate Olsen’s

The Olsen twins were bridesmaids in their friend Cassie Coanes wedding over the weekend at the Southwood estate along the Hudson River in New York, according to E! News. Photos from the event surfaced on social media, and it was hard to miss Mary-Kates choice of attire: a patterned, kimono-inspired frock with green mules and a flower crown. Coane, the creative director at watch company Gomelsky, reportedly asked the bridesmaids…

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Video Shows ‘Heroic’ Starbucks Customer Taking Down Armed Robber With Metal Chair

Theres probably not very many people in America who would do what Cregg Jerri did, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said after the incident, according to KGPE-TV.It was incredibly heroic. Surveillance footage captured what happened next. The masked man approached the counter and threatened staff with a fake gun and a large knife. Video shows Jerri getting up from his seat and grabbing a metal chair before walking over to…

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Why is China reinforcing its border with North Korea?

(CNN)China is further fortifying its border with North Korea, new reports show, amid continued tensions on the peninsula and concerns over potential US military action against Pyongyang. In more hospitable months, the border city of Dandong plays host to hundreds of tourists coming to gawp at North Korea — from boats on the Yalu River which separates the two countries, or through binoculars on a section of the Great Wall…

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Rising political star in China under investigation as Xi tightens grip

(CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping has moved to further consolidate his power over the world’s newest superpower, striking down a rising political star. Former Guizhou party secretary Chen Min’er, a protege of Xi, was announced as his replacement earlier on July 15. He had been seen as a direct rival to Xi for the top spot. Chongqing is one of China’s largest cities, far from the political centers of Beijing and…

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Who Run The World? Girls In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7

After Episode 1, Dragonstone, set a ratings record for the HBO series, Episode 2, Stormborn, pumped up the hype to maximum levels on Sunday night. Not only did showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss tease the highly anticipated meetup of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), they gave viewers close to an hour of women dominating in Westeros and thats always a welcome sight. As Olenna Tyrell (Diana…

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Elaborate ‘Dead Whale’ Stunt Takes Parisians By Surprise

On Friday, Parisians woke to find a massive sperm whale beached along the river Seine, drawing some shock and concern from some passersby. Belgian artist collective Captain Boomer, which took responsibility for the stirring display, said they carried out the performance art to raise awareness about the beaching of whales and dolphins and how humans play a role. BERTRAND GUAY via Getty Images To assist in delivering this message, artists…

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George R.R. Martin Says To Expect A New Book (Or Two) In 2018

In a post on his LiveJournal, where all the best ideas are publicized, Martin said to expect the Song of Ice and Fire series next written installment in 2018. Regarding the forthcoming book, The Winds of Winter, Martin had this to say: Initially meant for publication after the Song of Ice and Fire series was done, Fire and Blood is Martins history of House Targaryen, a bloodline that is supposed…

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The 9 Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make At Work

Truth is, you dont have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career. The following list contains nine of the most notorious behaviors that you should avoid at all costs. The name says it all. Stabbing your colleagues in the back, intentionally or otherwise, is a huge source of strife in the workplace. One of the…

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Indonesian leader polishes strongman image by calling for drug killings

(CNN)Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called on police to kill drug dealers who resist arrest in what critics say is an attempt to burnish his credentials as a strongman leader among wavering voters. If enacted, the new policy would closely follow that of Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte, who’s brutal war on drugs has left up to 8,000 people dead in just over a year. In 2015, the head of Indonesia’s…

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‘Easier to move a mountain’: China vows new military drills amid India spat

(CNN)China has promised to carry out more military drills near a disputed border region amid an escalating war of words with India. India and China have been in a weeks-long standoff over a thin strip of land bordering both countries and Bhutan, in the Himalayas. Though not a part of Indian territory, the area is close to the “chicken’s neck,” a strategic corridor that serves as a vital artery between…

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Trunks not made for swimming: elephants rescued from Sri Lankan sea

(CNN)Elephants still can’t fly, but maybe they can swim — at least for a little bit. Three navy vessels participated in the rescue mission along the coast of the province of Trincomale, eventually coordinating with a team of Navy Divers to help guide the elephants back to shore. Neither of the animals were harmed in the rescue mission, according to an official statement from the Sri Lanka navy. The jumbos…

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Texas deputy fired after investigation into chokehold death

(CNN)A Texas deputy who was indicted in connection with a man’s chokehold death has been fired, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. Thompson’s husband, Terry Thompson, allegedly put Hernandez in a chokehold May 28 after he confronted Hernandez for urinating outside a Denny’s restaurant, authorities said. Chauna Thompson, who was off duty at the time, helped hold Hernandez down.

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Female stars call on BBC ‘to sort gender pay gap now’ – BBC News

How much do BBC stars earn? What else did we learn? What will the industry make of star pay? Claudia Winkleman was the highest-paid female celebrity, earning between 450,000 and 500,000 last year, while the One Show’s Alex Jones was second, earning between 400,000 and 450,000. Discrimination Signatories to the letter also include BBC Sport’s Sue Barker, Today programme journalists Mishal Husain and Sarah Montague, presenter Fiona Bruce and the…

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‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening Leads Comic-Con Crowd In Anti-Trump Cheer

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening made no secret of his feelings about Donald Trump at a Comic-Con panel on Saturday. He led the crowd of hundreds of fans in a rousing chant:Lock Him Up! not racist, but No. 1 with racists. Then Bill OReilly called us pinheads and look what happened, Groening said. That may be what inspired Groening to lead the crowd in a loud enthusiastic lock him up…

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Oxygen therapy brings ‘remarkable’ turnaround for toddler who fell in pool

(CNN)Eden Carlson’s story might be one in a million. “We’re stimulating growth of tissue and inhibiting inflammation and stopping cell death,” said Dr. Paul G. Harch, clinical professor and director of hyperbaric medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. Ultimately, Sempsrott said, Eden’s story is “remarkable” and one he hopes can be reproduced,…

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Southern strike union RMT in ‘full and frank’ government talks – BBC News

Mr Grayling, who had a meeting with the train drivers’ union Aslef on Thursday, added that he hoped the discussion would pave the way for the reopening of talks between the RMT and Southern “so we can sort out this situation and get services back to normal”. Further talks Strikes next month by both unions were suspended after they were contacted by Mr Grayling inviting them to talks. The RMT…

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Trump ‘Loved’ His New Communications Director’s Feud With CNN

Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, recalled his own personal incident with CNN on Friday when the networks White House correspondent asked about the relationship he wants with the media. I thought I handled it well, he said of a now-retracted CNN story about him. You guys said something about me that was totally unfair and untrue. You retracted it and issued me an apology. And I accepted…

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Trump Jr. And Manafort Reach Agreement With Senate Panel To Put Off Public Hearing

Trump Jr. and Manafort have both agreed to hand over any relevant documents about Russian contacts to the committee and to be interviewed in private prior to any public session, CNNreported Friday. Both Donald Trump, Jr. and Paul Manafort, through their attorneys, have agreed to negotiate and provide the committee with documents and be interviewed by committee members and staff prior to a public hearing, their joint statement read. Glenn…

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